"Horrible Massacre of Emigrants!!" The Mountain Meadows Massacre in Public Discourse

Narrative Map

Note: This concept map is a prototype and contains only a sampling of data.

Source sympathetic to LDS
Source not sympathetic to LDS
Source sympathetic to emigrants

Term 1857–1860

Source

Christian
Powers
Warn
Tanner Mathews
Klingensmith
Cradlebaugh
Lynch
Young
Children
Word of Mouth
Public Mind
Government
Indians
Unattributed Published Account

Emigrants

Wagon Train
Route
State Affiliation Arkansas
State Affiliation Missouri

Encounter

Poison
Slander
Trade LDS
Trade Indian

Massacre

Location
Dates
Planning
Battle
Rescue Attempt
Casualties
Survivors
Landscape
Spoils

Coverage

LDS
Utah
California
Arkansas
Eastern
Western
Midwestern
Southern
Foreign

Reaction

Federal Investigation
Military Retaliation
State Investigation
Mob Violence
Anti-Mormon Action

Blame

LDS
LDS Retribution
LDS Blood Atonement
LDS Greed
LDS Zealots
LDS Leadership
US Government
Emigrant Behavior
Missouri Wild Cats
Indians Independently
Indians LDS Influence
Gentiles

Context

LDS Persecution
LDS Reformation
Indian Relations US
Indian Relations LDS
Territorial Administration
Utah War
Pratt Murder